Organizations as Spaces for Caring: A Case of an Anti-trafficking Organization in India

Roscoe Conan D’Souza, Ignasi Martí

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Prior research has shown that human trafficking has multiple facets and is deeply enmeshed in societies around the world. Two central challenges for anti-trafficking organizations pertain to confronting systemic injustices and establishing caring organizations for survivors to start the process of healing and restoration. Analyzing the work of an anti-trafficking organization, International Sanctuary (ISanctuary) in Mumbai, we seek to elucidate how a space for caring for trafficking survivors is constructed in a largely non-egalitarian and unjust context. We contribute to discussions on how caring infrastructures are possibly developed so that they do not write off (pre)existing gendered and in-egalitarian social structures and how they shape individual biographies. We also highlight how the specific, situated context—defined by those very structures—shapes and influences the transformative potential of care interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829-842
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Ethic of care and ethics of justice
  • Organized spaces for caring
  • Sex human trafficking


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